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Dementia risk higher for those with lung disease but could be treated with oxygen therapy

Researchers say their findings, published in the journal Experimental Physiology, could have implications for future studies aiming to prevent the development of diseases affecting the brain, such as dementia. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the collective term for a group of lung conditions that cause long term breathing difficulties. It affects mainly middle-aged or older adults who smoke, with ...

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Potential new therapy relieves chronic itch

The roots of chronic itching have long remained a mystery. Meanwhile, those with the condition suffer from an unrelenting and sometimes debilitating urge to scratch. Now, new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified immune signaling molecules that are essential for activating neurons in the skin to cause chronic itching. In a small study, the ...

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Potential new therapy relieves chronic itch

The roots of chronic itching have long remained a mystery. Meanwhile, those with the condition suffer from an unrelenting and sometimes debilitating urge to scratch. Now, new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified immune signaling molecules that are essential for activating neurons in the skin to cause chronic itching. In a small study, the ...

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